Mistle Thrush – Turdus viscivorus

The Mistle Thrush is a widespread UK bird found almost everywhere except areas of the highest, barest ground.

Identification

Adult: Upperparts are buffy grey-brown with pale white margins to tail flight feathers. Underparts are white and heavily spotted with black.
Size: 26—28 cm.
Bill: Black, short and thin.
Legs: Yellow, medium length.
Habitat: Gardens, heaths, woodlands, fields and hedges.
Behaviour: Perches openly, hops, walks, takes off/lands from vegetation and ground.
Flocking: 1—15.
Flight: Strong, powerful and undulating.
Voice: Loud tuk-tuk.

Breeding

Nest: Forks in trees.
Eggs: 4—5. Blue, spotted with red.
Incubation period: 12—15 days.
Fledgeling: 20 days.
Broods: 2. March-May.
Food: Berries, worms and insects.
UK breeding pairs: 250,000.

Suggested feed

Countrywide No Mess Wild Bird Feed, Countrywide Black Premium Sunflower Seed.

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